January 15, 2013
The death of Aaliyah Boyer, a 10-year-old struck down in Cecil County, and the shooting of Laurie Eberhardt, a grandmother hit by gunfire in Florida, share the same perplexing challenge for prosecutors and investigators. Both were watching fireworks on New Year's Eve when they were hit by apparent celebratory gunfire. And both face long odds of having their shooters brought to justice because of the anonymity of the crime and weak laws against firing guns indiscriminately into the air. If authorities ever find the person who fired the shot that hit Aaliyah, the county's top prosecutor said, a misdemeanor charge might be the most he or she could face.
October 4, 2011
With New Year's Eve just a month away, we asked our staff about the pros and cons of the night. Here's what they had to say. •••• Best: There's almost always an awesome party to attend. Worst: There's yet another night that Ryan Seacrest is on TV. Luke Broadwater, reporter, The Baltimore Sun •••• Worst is hats. And drunk people. Best is drunken people in hats. Anne Tallent, editor, b •••• Best: Getting to use a new calendar.
December 23, 1990
CHARGE, THEY SAID!: Dundalk resident Gloria Williams was so excited when she heard her name called as the winner in a $10,000 Holiday Shopping Spree contest last weekend at the White Marsh Mall, she had a hard time getting out of her chair.The prize in the contest, sponsored by WPOC-FM, was a Gold Mastercard with a $10,000 line of credit with one stipulation -- it had to be spent on the same day.So off Gloria went on a whirlwind "shop till you drop" campaign purchasing such items as furniture, china, clothes, stereo systems and diamond jewelry.
December 31, 2006
As 2006 draws to a close, revelers will gasp at the Inner Harbor fireworks, and partygoers will raise their glasses to toast the new year. But at churches around the city and across the country, many will mark the hour in a different way: by approaching the altar and dropping to their knees at Watch Night services. "You start off with giving [God] the first part of the year," said Bishop Kevia F. Elliott, pastor of The Lord's Church in Pimlico, who expects more than 600 congregants and friends to gather for music, testimony and preaching past midnight.
October 22, 1999
You may hear drums beating above the noise of the crowds at the millennial New Year's Eve celebration in New York's Times Square. You may hear bells from Bali, electric violins, trumpets, a "space flute" and an aboriginal didgeridoo.But you won't see them.The instruments are part of a computer-generated "virtual orchestra" led by Baltimore conductor Forrest Tobey and developed at Peabody Institute that will perform on New Year's Eve in Times Square at what is being dubbed the "world's biggest party."
January 2, 2013
A Belcamp teenager died early New Year's Day after being injured in a crash on Bush Chapel Road in Aberdeen shortly before New Year's Eve became 2013, the Harford County Sheriff's Office reported. At 11:21 p.m. Dec. 31, Harford County sheriff's deputies responded to the 300 block of Bush Chapel Road in Aberdeen for a report of a motor vehicle collision with entrapment. The sheriff's office investigation revealed that Austin D. Remines, 17, of the 1200 block of Person Place in Belcamp, was driving a 2008 Suzuki Forenza on Bush Chapel Road near the intersection of Mt. Calvary Church Road.